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That was my old Maxi F7, they are one axle drive on each truck on the powered unit, the other is totally a dummy. Traction tires on the driven axles. The body is mostly hollow but a total pain in the butt to take apart. The MTH gauge 1 F units are much much nicer models. As are the massive LGB F7's
 

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The Marklin is a poor representation of the EMD F7, with all due respect to Fred. Lacking exhaust stacks, the pilot looks horrible. They do run nice however despite being 1 axle drive on each truck of the powered locomotive. They are a tinplate "toy train" representation of the F7. LGB's while being huge, looks much better once given knuckle couplers but no where near gauge one, more like 1:29th or larger for the "wow" factor. MTH, despite the swinging pilots, are much better if one wants more true gauge one size, and the pilot gap can be dealt with once locked in place. Plastic vs metal really does not matter to me when it comes to diesels. Not like we have a huge selection of "metal" diesel models on the market to compare. The vast majority of diesel models on 45mm track are some type of plastic, some more brittle that others.
 
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